Of the many old settlers whose death we have had to record during the past year or so, few were more generally known, and none held in higher esteem, than Mrs IS. B. Cargill, who expired at her residence, The Cliffs, above St. Clair, yesterday evening The deceased lady was born in November, 1823, and was baptised by the name of Dorothy Jemima, her father being Dr Neaham, an eminent medical man practising in Newcastle-on-Tyne. She was married to Mr E. B. Cargill (son of Captain Cargill) in 1854, and shortly afterwards sailed with her husband for Ceylon, where Mr Cargill was for some time in business. From there Mr and Mrs Cargill went to Melbourne—this was about 1856 or 1857 and after residing in Victoria for' a year or so they came on to Dunedin, Mr Cargill having chartered a vessel t6 bring his family and a quantity of stores to the then young settlement of Otago. This was over thirty years ago, andsince then until within a few weeks of her death Mrs Cargill had spent'a.useful life in the rearing of her family and promoting the welfare of our charitable institutions. ' Primarily, her interest in benevolent work centred in the charities connected with Jtnox Church, of which she had been a member since her arrival in Dunedin, but the Female Refuge and other bodies of like character also received the benefit of her advice and assistance; indped) it may be said of her that Bhe went 'aftout doing good —her life being a practical "jljus.tration of Christianity as taught by ita Founder. Until three weeks ago Mrs Cargill was able to take open-air exercise, but about the beginning of this month she was troubled with the heart complaint, symptoms of which were noticed some time back, and she was thenceforth confined to the house, and sank gradually, though as a matter of fact she did not take to her bed until Wednesday. On that day she became practically unconscious, and quietly passed away at a quarter to eight yesterday evening, at the age of sixty-five years. Her end wus perfectly peaceful, and without the least paia of any kind. Dr Maunsell was the visiting physbian. Mrs Cargill leaves five one being the wife of MiFrank W. Petre, the architect.
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OBITUARY., Evening Star, Issue 7969, 26 July 1889
OBITUARY. Evening Star, Issue 7969, 26 July 1889
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